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DPD: Man went through stop sign before crashing into South Platte River

Denver police are investigating a fatal crash into the South Platte River Wednesday.

DENVER — A man has died after his car crashed into the South Platte River near West Florida Avenue on Wednesday, the Denver Police Department (DPD) said.

DPD said at about 12:20 a.m., the man was heading south on Jason Street when he went through the stop sign at South Platte River Drive before crashing into the river.

Police learned of the crash at about 9:30 a.m., according to DPD, and found the deceased driver with help from the Denver Fire Department. 

DPD said they do not know whether speed or impairment were factors in the crash. 

The driver was identified as 25-year-old Maximilian Ryan.

Credit: KUSA
Crews work to recover the body of someone who died in the river.

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